what is tahini, vegetarian, sauces, snacks, hummus, middle eastern food

What is tahini? A remarkable flavor added to dips, hummus and salad dressings

What is tahini sauce or paste? It’s actually made out of sesame seeds and is very oily. It is very tasty, but be careful the sesame seed oil can possibly cause you inflammation as it does me.

I used to use ranch dressing, which I absolutely didn’t want to live without, but I have found dairy is unhealthful and I am much better off without it. You will find substitute dressings you will like, why not try my no-oil basic salad dressing.

You can get tahini sauce freshly made in plastic containers or in bottles or cans at your favorite healthy food grocery store.

Tahini sauce has a wonderful unique flavor unlike anything else. You can’t even compare it to almond or peanut butter. Yet, it goes great in hummus combined with powdered or clove garlic.

Remarkable taste! It is used in middle eastern cooking for added flavor to vegetables. But, beware! A mere tablespoon of tahini has nearly a hundred calories. Oil is empty calorie and can make you gain weight.

Tahini (sesame seed paste) is a good source for minerals like calcium, phosphorous and copper,  protein and B vitamins like B1. It also has essential fatty acids, but be careful, it is very high in calorie content.

I would use this sparingly as a condiment or more specifically as a very limited added ingredient to your  hummus or healthy salad dressing. Warning! Refined oils like these can cause inflammation. It is not a healthful food.

Even though tahini tastes wonderful, I can’t use it, anymore. I have experimented over and over again, because I loved the taste of it so much. I know that if I eat it, I will suffer from inflammation somewhere in my body, or all over in aches and pains [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov].

Source-

1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24945416
Website Title Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju.
Publication Month June
Publication Year2014
Article Title Low-grade chronic inflammation perpetuated by modern diet as a promoter of obesity and osteoporosis.
Date Accessed January 09, 2018

Note- before you change your diet contact your doctor.

 

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